Popular international hosting conference makes its U.S. debut next week.
World Hosting Days, a popular international conference for the cloud and hosting industry, is holding its first North American conference next week.
The conference will take place at the 7Springs Ski & Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania May 19-20. Speakers include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
Holding a conference at a resort a bit outside a major city is an interesting approach. On the one hand, it’s more difficult to travel to. On the other hand, once there, attendees won’t be distracted by lots of big city events that pull people away from the conference.
Although not a household name in the United States, World Hosting Days holds a conference in Germany that attracts thousands annually. It also hosts conferences throughout Europe, Asia, Australia…almost everywhere except the U.S., until now.
Domain name related sponsors of this month’s event include InternetX, Ascio, .Club, eNom, Key-Systems, LogicBoxes, OpenSRS (Tucows), Radix, Sedo and Uniregistry.
I’m sure the .Global registry is also pleased that the conference uses the domain name WHD.global.
I’ve been to other hosting related events, but this will be my first World Hosting Days. Drop me a line if you’d like to meet up during the conference.